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Sun, 20 Sep 2009 13:21:56

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If I had a mic I would chime in. Maybe just make rude noises in the background.

You still have no mic?

 Not at the wknd. 

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Tue, 22 Sep 2009 15:19:12
What's the latest for this week?

I should be pretty good to go.

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Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:13:04
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aspro73 said:
^tease. Get it posted.

We finished 15 minutes ago LOL

 LOL

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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 09:33:35
BANANA PHONE!
whoa, banana phone
Thanks.
LOL Moments
"Windows Textpad - you're playing it wrong" - Yoda
"They see each other as numbers." - Foolz on the Japanese.
"Play it with the sound on? What the hell?" - Vader

^on that, I often play my games on mute while I listen to podcasts or the other TV in the room.
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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 10:20:22

Listening now.

HOTD Overkill talk. Firstly what I say makes sense Yo and your comparison is quite bad really.

Okay vader, firstly you should have played it in single player firstly and then tried the Directors cut. It's not a hard game by any means but in two player you have -duh- two players with twice the guns and the game does not compensate for that by upping the difficulty. Hence you would get a better experience by playing single player.

Secondly the machine guns are a joke and you shouldn't use them. Why? Because the game is about accurately popping off shots, for someone who likes to get scores and ranks, accuracy should be everything to you. And the way you unlock items depends on these scores. You may get away with spraying the screen with an assault rifle but you wont get far unlocking items. Plus you didn't play to the end of the directors cut which is the harder mode and I doubt you would make it to the end without using the assault rifle.

Equipping the machine guns in HOTD Overkill is like activating an invincibility cheat in other games, you've just sucked all the challenge and enjoyment out of the game by indiscriminantly holding down the button and boringly spraying the screen.  

That is why you don't use them. If there is an overpowered weapon in a game which is ruining your enjoyment of said game you don't use it. It's like a reviewer saying a game is too hard and not trying the easy mode.

Counter example - you said to me to play with Sheva's AI to defence mode in RE5 so she doesn't kill the game by interferring. You and Archie also said to divide ammo and let her take ammo alot.

Playing the game a certain way makes it better. It's all about exploring options.

I could have said that the game should have done all that for me, but instead I played it using those parameters and got through it.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 12:11:13
Hidden podcast after the end music. Easter egg listening now.

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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 18:41:10

Listening to the podcast now

LKS talk, go Foolz

House of the Dead, GG not happy.

Metal talk, Steel not happy.

Rock Band talk, no one is happy.

Revenge of the Wii! LOL

It's true, Iwata pranks Reggie!

PC looks the same as consoles. Crysis does not, not even close. But that's only two games, no one is interested in maxing out the high end PC's right now. 

Pachter watch is awesome.

Yoda has done the unthinkable, he actually figured out Nintendo's hive mind when it comes to friend codes.

No Vader the next one is the Euro cast.

LOL at the gay fish song.

Aspro is weird, fact!

Iwata thought bubble with dollar sign?  No Euro sign, the dollar is weak!

Pachter is like a reverse Vulcan.

The guy who predicted Nintendo was going to win in 2005 does not need to be worshiped, he is swimming in money right now. I should have bought stocks just before the Pokemon craze.

World ending business is mine expertise. And yeah I will end it in 2012. You flesh bags bore me.




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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:14:24

gamingeek said:

Listening now.

HOTD Overkill talk. Firstly what I say makes sense Yo and your comparison is quite bad really.

Okay vader, firstly you should have played it in single player firstly and then tried the Directors cut. It's not a hard game by any means but in two player you have -duh- two players with twice the guns and the game does not compensate for that by upping the difficulty. Hence you would get a better experience by playing single player.

Secondly the machine guns are a joke and you shouldn't use them. Why? Because the game is about accurately popping off shots, for someone who likes to get scores and ranks, accuracy should be everything to you. And the way you unlock items depends on these scores. You may get away with spraying the screen with an assault rifle but you wont get far unlocking items. Plus you didn't play to the end of the directors cut which is the harder mode and I doubt you would make it to the end without using the assault rifle.

Equipping the machine guns in HOTD Overkill is like activating an invincibility cheat in other games, you've just sucked all the challenge and enjoyment out of the game by indiscriminantly holding down the button and boringly spraying the screen.  

That is why you don't use them. If there is an overpowered weapon in a game which is ruining your enjoyment of said game you don't use it. It's like a reviewer saying a game is too hard and not trying the easy mode.

Counter example - you said to me to play with Sheva's AI to defence mode in RE5 so she doesn't kill the game by interferring. You and Archie also said to divide ammo and let her take ammo alot.

Playing the game a certain way makes it better. It's all about exploring options.

I could have said that the game should have done all that for me, but instead I played it using those parameters and got through it.

The difference is I gave you tips in RE5 to excell at the game, if you know when to put Sheva in attack mode it would work well, but that takes practice. You are telling me to take away from HOTD in order to make it a better experience. In RE5 you can use all the weapons and its still a decent difficulty. In UC you have to manage all the weapons to get by. In HOTD there is no weapon balance at all, no attention was paid to it. They just slapped a bunch of zombies on screen, gave you a bunch of weapons and said go. Balance and strategy be damned, just shoot shit up!

(Which I guess is the point of a game like that, which is why I still gave it a good score. What it does it does well, I just perfer the UC style.)

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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:19:17
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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:45:34
I'll admit it, I did a backflip when I heard the Pachterwatch intro. I honestly was expecting you guys to do it yourselves.

I can now understand what Yoda meant when he mentioned he was getting more confident as a host - it shows. You guys did great. I really wish I could've contributed to the SF talk.

And yes, there will be more Beatles talk on the next one. Though I'll keep it short!

Though most of it'll be taken up by TGS.


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Wed, 23 Sep 2009 23:55:09

Okay I found the source of the hilarious gay fish song. It's from South Park, they use it to make fun of Kanye West.

You can see the full episode here.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2009 16:53:00

Can we get some proper opening music for the Pachter segment?


Dvader said:

gamingeek said:

Listening now.

HOTD Overkill talk. Firstly what I say makes sense Yo and your comparison is quite bad really.

Okay vader, firstly you should have played it in single player firstly and then tried the Directors cut. It's not a hard game by any means but in two player you have -duh- two players with twice the guns and the game does not compensate for that by upping the difficulty. Hence you would get a better experience by playing single player.

Secondly the machine guns are a joke and you shouldn't use them. Why? Because the game is about accurately popping off shots, for someone who likes to get scores and ranks, accuracy should be everything to you. And the way you unlock items depends on these scores. You may get away with spraying the screen with an assault rifle but you wont get far unlocking items. Plus you didn't play to the end of the directors cut which is the harder mode and I doubt you would make it to the end without using the assault rifle.

Equipping the machine guns in HOTD Overkill is like activating an invincibility cheat in other games, you've just sucked all the challenge and enjoyment out of the game by indiscriminantly holding down the button and boringly spraying the screen.  

That is why you don't use them. If there is an overpowered weapon in a game which is ruining your enjoyment of said game you don't use it. It's like a reviewer saying a game is too hard and not trying the easy mode.

Counter example - you said to me to play with Sheva's AI to defence mode in RE5 so she doesn't kill the game by interferring. You and Archie also said to divide ammo and let her take ammo alot.

Playing the game a certain way makes it better. It's all about exploring options.

I could have said that the game should have done all that for me, but instead I played it using those parameters and got through it.

The difference is I gave you tips in RE5 to excell at the game, if you know when to put Sheva in attack mode it would work well, but that takes practice. You are telling me to take away from HOTD in order to make it a better experience. In RE5 you can use all the weapons and its still a decent difficulty. In UC you have to manage all the weapons to get by. In HOTD there is no weapon balance at all, no attention was paid to it. They just slapped a bunch of zombies on screen, gave you a bunch of weapons and said go. Balance and strategy be damned, just shoot shit up!

(Which I guess is the point of a game like that, which is why I still gave it a good score. What it does it does well, I just perfer the UC style.)

That's not a difference to me. They unbalanced Sheva by making her act the way she does, they unbalanced inventory management too. I have to compensate by playing it a certain way.

Yes the weapons in Overkill are unbalanced but that's why if you are in the know, you can avoid that. It's like playing Mario Kart in the heaviest clunkiest kart. If it doesn't feel right, you change karts. Yes its an imperfection, but one that's easily overcome.

And is it balanced in that they make the game easy to complete, but if you want the unlockables, you have to use accuracy and the combo system to get really good at the game. You cant get away with using machine guns when trying to unlock stuff.  

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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:05:11
Our normal schedule continues as usual, with or without the success of the Euro podcast.  Another episode time fast approaching, who's in?

darthhomer said:
I'll admit it, I did a backflip when I heard the Pachterwatch intro. I honestly was expecting you guys to do it yourselves.

I can now understand what Yoda meant when he mentioned he was getting more confident as a host - it shows. You guys did great. I really wish I could've contributed to the SF talk.

And yes, there will be more Beatles talk on the next one. Though I'll keep it short!

Though most of it'll be taken up by TGS.

Thanks, glad not to feel delusional about it.  We could have used you in the SF talk, too because nobody cared LOL

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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 04:13:59
aspro73 said:

^on that, I often play my games on mute while I listen to podcasts or the other TV in the room.

I actually do that, too and thought of it at the time, but I was enjoying his reaction too much LOL

I always love hearing the feedback on the shows.  I'm not really a talker, primarily because I'm not around people I'd have anything to say to, so it's rather cathartic to manage to be apart of an ongoing conversation for the length of a podcast--an enjoyable one at that.

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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 07:54:42

Yodariquo said:
Our normal schedule continues as usual, with or without the success of the Euro podcast.  Another episode time fast approaching, who's in?

darthhomer said:
I'll admit it, I did a backflip when I heard the Pachterwatch intro. I honestly was expecting you guys to do it yourselves.

I can now understand what Yoda meant when he mentioned he was getting more confident as a host - it shows. You guys did great. I really wish I could've contributed to the SF talk.

And yes, there will be more Beatles talk on the next one. Though I'll keep it short!

Though most of it'll be taken up by TGS.

Thanks, glad not to feel delusional about it.  We could have used you in the SF talk, too because nobody cared LOL

I'm in.


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Fri, 25 Sep 2009 10:25:33
Please avoid all music game talk.

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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 03:10:22
I'm in as well, provided y'all have room for me, penises.
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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 04:16:01
SteelAttack said:
I'm in as well, provided y'all have room for me, penises.

Yay

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Sat, 26 Sep 2009 18:51:37

OMG steel is in. I might be I might not. I'll find out later. Try to start like 1:30 or so.

If I am on guess what I will be talking about... Beatles!

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